The self-described "freedom maximalist" and former hedge fund manager talks "incorruptible money," Austrian economics, and why Satoshi Nakamoto's invention is unstoppable.
Vaclav Smil’s How the World Really Works offers hope and despair for techno-optimists.
A new ruling says Twitter and Facebook are not “common carriers" and thus cannot be forced to carry politicians' messages.
The Polish-born artist is creating "heroic portraits" of machines and defending individualism and creative expression in Silicon Valley.
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Consumers lose out when compliance costs prevent services from ever entering the market.
The co-founder of "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" talks about the power of decentralization and the rise in subscription models for journalism.
The state has 1,288 independent special districts. But we aren't hearing significant GOP complaints about anyone's but Disney's.
However wonderful it is to imagine a world in which these things are possible, the government shouldn’t be shelling out millions to entertain speculation.
Reporting that makes Black Lives Matter look bad should not be covered up by social media companies.
Left-leaning outlets and tech giants tried to label them disinformation—until they no longer could.
Protections for open communication require more than the commitment of a single person.
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Nathan Rabin celebrates The Joy of Trash—and Gen X irony and cynicism—one terrible movie, book, and TV show at a time.
The Founders Fund vice president and Pirate Wires author on supporting heretics as a means of social and economic innovation.
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Crypto's transcendence of national borders is a feature, not a bug.
"It's completely changed my belief in fairness," says Amy Sterner Nelson.
The conservative think tank identifies some genuine concerns about tech companies, but gets the prescription wrong.
Are TikTok security risks real or imagined? And will users be served by greater federal government intervention?
Some NFT assets held their value during January's crypto crash, but not the video game monsters in Axie Infinity.
Chipmakers don't need the money, and they won't get it until after the current mess has been resolved.
Those who demand a revival of antitrust regulation to "promote competition" may not realize that they're inciting a revival of cronyism to suppress competition.
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An ill-conceived proposal to increase liability for online marketplaces could effectively outlaw all but the biggest players.
Thanks to technological progress, cars are much safer than one-horse open sleighs.
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Meet the new hype cycle about new tools for online decentralization.
Today's highly successful space race "is not something for two billionaires to be directing," says Sanders, who favors the government spending taxpayer money to do the same damn thing (but more slowly).
The latest bill to “fight big tech” could turn your online experience into a miserable slog.
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Are Kids Stealing Because TikTok Made It Seem Cool, or Is the 'Devious Licks' Freakout Yet Another Adult-Led Moral Panic?
TikTok's "devious licks" trend has earned the company and its teen users plenty of scorn. But what's actually going on?
A business model where outrage is exploited for clicks describes both social media and the news media.
Is a required content warning or algorithm change a violation of the First Amendment?
"The plaintiffs failed to make out a plausible claim that the Pulse massacre was an act of 'international terrorism' as that term is defined in the ATA."
"The quality of life we have even during COVID is so much higher than anything humanity experienced, and it's only going to get better."